Food and Health

Differences Between GM Food And Normal Food

GM food is genetically engineered food. It is also referred to as genetically engineered, GMO, or GE food.

The changes made to the plants or the seeds are done by scientists. These changes are made right to the DNA of organism thus altering the genetic blueprint. These altered plants are man's doing. They are not the result of evolution or 'survival of the fittest'. Their mutations can then spread to other plants contaminating them.

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Rooibos and Health - What Does Science Say?

Rooibos tea, often called red tea, is a caffeine-free herbal tea from South Africa, made from Aspalathus linearis, a legume native to a small region of the West Cape Province. Rooibos has exploded in popularity in recent years, both as a beverage and as a plant used in herbal medicine. Honeybush, a similar and related plant, also native to South Africa, is used to make a similar tea. In addition to the usual "red" rooibos and honeybush, recently people have begun processing both plants similarly to green tea, yielding beverages lighter in color which are usually called, respectively, green rooibos and green honeybush.

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Organic Food vs. Ordinary - The Facts Are

Which is better organic food vs. ordinary? Food is food, right? An apple is an apple, regardless of how it was grown.

Or is it?

To understand the value in each option you need to understand how each was produced.

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Health Benefits of Tea - How These Effects Vary Among Different Types of Tea

Discussion of the health benefits and health effects of tea has flooded the internet as well as print publications in recent years. Commonly mentioned health benefits include antioxidant activity, cancer prevention, lowering of cholesterol, lowering of blood pressure, reduction of stress, antibacterial and antimicrobial activity, and enhancing general health and promoting overall well-being. Tea, made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, has a long history of use for health purposes. Tea originated thousands of years ago in ancient China as medicine used to treat various illnesses; over hundreds of years, tea gradually shifted first towards being viewed as a general tonic for good health, and then developed into being viewed a beverage as it is today.

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Food Cravings - The Hidden Causes Revealed

Oh, those food cravings. We have all had them. The usual response is to eat 'what the body wants'. A common misconception is that the body is craving what it lacks.

Well, that may be true if you already eat a totally healthy and balanced diet. In that case if you crave an orange, you probably need the Vitamin C. But, this is not the scenario for most of the food cravings.

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Can You Gain Weight From Drinking Coffee?

A one mug cup serving size of plain black brewed coffee has zero total fat, zero calories from fat and less than five total calories. Plain black coffee does not add weight.

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Potassium Rich Foods are Key to Good Health

Including potassium rich foods in your diet every day is very important to your overall health and well being. This is because this mineral plays a pivotal role in a number of your body's system functions. Potassium aids in converting glucose to glycogen, which is necessary for your body to be able to use glucose to stimulate muscle energy. It also regulates your heart functions, reduces your blood pressure, and helps your lungs eliminate carbon dioxide. Potassium is the key in maintaining normal muscle and nerve function and a healthy acid/alkali balance.

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Locating Potassium Rich Foods Easily

When maintaining a healthy diet, it is crucial to include plenty of potassium rich foods. In fact, to get all of the nutrients your body needs, you should be eating foods rich in potassium every day. The problem is that many people are not aware which foods contain the right amounts of potassium, nor are they aware of their benefits. This article takes care of that problem by pinpointing the best foods to eat and what they can do for you. This is especially important because when your body does not have sufficient amounts of potassium, it can negatively impact your health.

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Coffee Could Help Prevent Uterine Cancer

More good news about coffee and health! Coffee and caffeine are recognized for their positive health benefits. Coffee has been the subject of continued research for decades. Consistently, research findings show that coffee is more healthful than harmful.

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How To Find Potassium Rich Foods

One word that a lot of people use very lightly is the word 'healthy', they believe that if they are somewhat healthy in their diets, there is no reason for them to find potassium rich foods or foods that are actually good for them. Many people believe that eating items that are not fast food is healthy enough. However, in this article, we are going to discuss some foods rich in potassium and exactly what they can do for your body. We will also touch on some of the benefits that you will be able to see when you eat potassium rich foods.

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